DB Schenker decarbonises distribution transport on Gotland
The logistics arm of Deutsche Bahn, DB Schenker, has taken over all deliveries on the Swedish island of Gotland. DB Schenker uses four fully electric Scania P25 distribution trucks and two PHEV trucks from the Swedish manufacturer. The Gotland region has set itself the goal of being fossil-free by 2040.
DB Schenker to rent Hyzon fuel cell trucks via Hylane
The logistic branch of Deutsche Bahn, DB Schenker, wants to build up a fleet of fuel cell vehicles together with the leasing startup Hylane. DB Schenker visited the premises of H2 truck manufacturer Hyzon in Groningen, Netherlands, last week to take a look at what they ordered.
Daimler eActros delivered to DB Schenker and Dachser
Daimler Truck has handed over the first eActros to German logistics companies around five months after Daimler started series production in Germany’s carmaking region of southwestern Germany. DB Schenker will use the eActros 300 to transport palletised consignments in the Leipzig area, while the Dachser has also taken delivery of another unit.
DB Schenker pre-orders 1,470 Volta trucks
The logistics service provider DB Schenker has pre-ordered almost 1,500 electric trucks from Volta Trucks. As part of the partnership, DB Schenker will use the first prototype of the Volta Zero under real distribution conditions in the spring and summer of 2022.
DB Schenker grows Fuso eCanter fleet
Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Schenker has been testing the Fuso eCanter, a small electric truck since 2018. Two units are in operation in Berlin, three more in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Paris. But testing is not the end of the story.
DB Schenker introduces Volvo FL Electric fleet in Oslo
With the integration of a new Volvo FL Electric truck into the electric fleet of the ‘Oslo City Hub’ distribution centre, DB Schenker can now carry out its city logistics in Oslo without direct emissions. A further 23 electric vehicles are to follow by the end of the year.
DB Schenker invests in Volocopter
The electric air taxi manufacturer Volocopter gained a new shareholder: DB Schenker is joining the company founded in 2011. The participation of the rail logistics subsidiary is part of the third round of financing, which has brought the company a further 87 million euros.
DB Schenker demands tougher CO2 limits for trucks
The EU Parliament will vote on CO2 emission limits for trucks this Wednesday and DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes used the occasion to call for more ambitious targets. His company has set such goals itself as they look to electrify most of their fleet by 2030.
Tighten EU emission regulation, please
It is not every day the EU hears someone asking them to give them stricter regulations and this time, it is neither citizens nor environmental organisations but industrial heavy weights. Those dealing in deliveries brought by trucks want tougher rules so that they can come clean.
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Plug-in car grant extended: The UK Government announced that the current plug-in car grant scheme will continue to offer motorists up to 5,000 pounds off the price of an PEV until at least February 2016, for all vehicle categories. The government previously indicated that grant levels would be reviewed once 50,000 vehicles had been sold, a milestone expected to be reached in November this year.
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DB Schenker Rail to introduce EVs? Railway cargo carrier DB Schenker Rail is currently trialling a Nissan electric van at different depots to explore the possibility of replacing elements of its UK fleet with fully electric vehicles.
Overload avoidance: 15 families living in the Canadian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake will receive a Nissan Leaf to help develop new technology for charging stations. The use of the EVs is part of a yearlong pilot project that will provide information about car-charging overloading transformers, and how to prevent it.
Discounted EVs in Colorado: Boulder County has launched its Solar Benefits Colorado program. It offers homeowners a 15 percent discount on solar rooftop systems and 8,300 dollars off the cost of a Nissan Leaf.
Burbank charges up: The Californian city of Burbank has added 16 new EV charging stations as an extension of the 11 chargers that were placed in the city in 2011.